Jaralee "Jeri" Ellinger, 76

Jaralee "Jeri" Jean Ellinger, 76, of Wabash, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at her home.

She was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Columbia City, to Victor and Evelyn (Shaw) Magsamen.

Jeri was a 1959 graduate of Decatur High School and a graduate of IPFW, Fort Wayne, school of nursing. She married Jerome "Scott" Ellinger in Decatur, on Sept. 3, 1961; he died Oct. 7, 2017.

She was a retired registered nurse. Jeri was a member of Wabash Church of Christ. She enjoyed shopping and reading.

She is survived by four sons, Gregory (Elaina) Ellinger of Roann, Douglas (Sherri Daino) Ellinger of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Matthew (Elizabeth) Ellinger of San Antonio, Texas, and Neil (Stephanie) Ellinger of Spencerville; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Steven (Sheila) Magsamen of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Sharon (Bob) Martz of Decatur. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mike Magsamen.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018, at North Adams Church of Christ, 630 Cleveland Street, Decatur, with Jim Voglewede, minister, officiating. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Jeri may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Jul 19